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Environment Agency warns of further flood risk across Wales as heavy rain continues

By V_Jones  |  Posted: December 27, 2012

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More heavy rainfall forecast for tomorrow and into the weekend has raised fears of further flooding across Wales.

Environment Agency Wales say bands of heavy rain are expected to affect south west, mid and north west areas of Wales on Friday night into Saturday, and again on Sunday night into Monday morning.

Currently, there is one flood warning for the River Ritec at Tenby and seven flood alerts remain in place across Wales.  It is likely that the forecast rainfall over the weekend will lead to further flood alerts and warnings being issued across the country.

The agency is advising people who may be travelling home after the Christmas period to plan their journey carefully and allow extra time as driving conditions may be difficult.

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Graham Hillier, from Environment Agency Wales said: “We’re asking people to take extra care and to be on their guard as heavy rain is expected to fall across the country and the risk of flooding continues.

“Our officers have been working hard over the Christmas period to keep rivers clear of blockages that could cause flooding to make sure our flood defences remain in good condition.

“We’re advising people to be alert to the risk and keep an eye on weather forecasts, local news reports and the latest flood alerts or warnings in their area over the next few days.”

People are again reminded about the dangers of flood waters and should not attempt to walk or drive through flood water, an agency spokesperson said.

For the latest on flood alerts and warnings visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188. You can also follow @Envagencywales on Twitter.

See a five-day weather forecast for South Wales.

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